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Webster 1913 Edition


Fabricate

Fab′ri-cate

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Fabricated
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Fabricating
.]
[L.
fabricatus
, p. p. of
fabricari
,
fabricare
, to frame, build, forge, fr.
fabrica
. See
Fabric
,
Farge
.]
1.
To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build;
as, to
fabricate
a bridge or ship
.
2.
To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce;
as, to
fabricate
woolens
.
3.
To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely;
as, to
fabricate
a lie or story
.
Our books were not
fabricated
with an accomodation to prevailing usages.
Paley.

Webster 1828 Edition


Fabricate

FABRICATE

,
Verb.
T.
[L., to frame, supra.]
1.
To frame; to build; to construct; to form a whole by connecting its parts; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship.
2.
To form by art and labor; to manufacture; as, to fabricate woolens.
3.
To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely; as, to fabricate a lie or story.
Our books were not fabricated with an accommodation to prevailing usages.
4.
To coin; as, to fabricate money. [Unusual.]

Definition 2022


fabricate

fabricate

English

Verb

fabricate (third-person singular simple present fabricates, present participle fabricating, simple past and past participle fabricated)

  1. (transitive) To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to construct; to build.
    to fabricate a bridge or ship
  2. (transitive) To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce.
    to fabricate computer chips
  3. (transitive) To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely.
    to fabricate a lie or story
  4. (transitive, cooking) To cut up an animal as preparation for cooking, particularly used in reference to fowl.

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External links

  • fabricate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • fabricate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Latin

Verb

fabricāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of fabricō